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Pawlenty Announces Exploratory Committee

It’s official: former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty has just announced the formation of an exploratory committee. “There is a brighter future for America,” Pawlenty says in the video posted on Facebook. “We know what we need to do: grow jobs, limit government spending, and tackle entitlements.”

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who has also formed an exploratory committee, has already sent Pawlenty a congratulatory tweet: “Congrats You were a great MN Gov, you’d be a great Pres candidate @CallyGingrich and I look forward to seeing you and Mary [Pawlenty’s wife] soon.”

Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain and former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer have also formed exploratory committees.

UPDATE: Here is the video:

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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